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Joseph Piven, MD
Joseph Piven, MD is Sarah Graham Kenan Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Director of the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities. His services include the TEACHH program and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He is an expert on autism, neuroimaging, genetics, mental retardation, and developmental disorders.
Located in For the Media / Experts Guide
Brain imaging differences evident at 6 months in infants who develop autism
This study led by UNC researchers suggests that autism does not appear suddenly in young children, but instead develops over time during infancy.
Located in News / 2012 / February
UNC joins launch of SPARK, nation’s largest autism research study
Groundbreaking initiative combines web-based registry with DNA analysis to accelerate autism research and speed discovery of personalized treatments.
Located in News / 2016 / April
Autism study gains national attention
Published last week in the journal Nature, the research shows it is possible to use MRIs to predict which high-risk babies will go on to develop autism as toddlers.
Located in News / 2017 / February
UNC named NIH Autism Center of Excellence for third time
As part of a five-year, $7.5 million award, UNC researchers led by Joseph Piven, MD, will follow up on innovative imaging studies to create interventions to help children with autism.
Located in News / 2017 / September
Adult Male Autism Study: ASPIRE Research
The goal of this study is to measure the effects of an investigational drug on social behavior, communication, and safety. Study for adult males, ages 18-45, with high functioning autism.
Located in Vital Signs / 2014 / June 26
Infant MRIs show autism linked to increased cerebrospinal fluid
MRIs show a brain anomaly in nearly 70 percent of babies at high risk of developing the condition who go on to be diagnosed, laying the groundwork for a predictive aid for pediatricians and the search for a potential treatment.
Located in News / 2017 / March
Brain enlargement in autism due to brain changes occurring before age 2
A study by UNC researchers finds that children with autism who had enlarged brains at age 2 continued to have enlarged brains at ages 4 and 5. However, this increased brain growth did not continue beyond age 2.
Located in News / 2011 / May
UNC autism research featured on WRAL
Joseph Piven, MD, professor of psychiatry, director of the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities, was interviewed by WRAL for a story about the link between eye movement and autism.
Located in Vital Signs / 2013 / May 30
UNC to launch unprecedented collaboration to improve services for young children with autism and their families
Multiple programs at UNC to utilize $900,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Located in News / 2014 / January